What does chorus mean?

Definitions for chorus
ˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr-cho·rus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chorus(noun)

    any utterance produced simultaneously by a group

    "a chorus of boos"

  2. chorus(noun)

    a group of people assembled to sing together

  3. refrain, chorus(noun)

    the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers

  4. chorus, chorus line(noun)

    a body of dancers or singers who perform together

  5. chorus, Greek chorus(verb)

    a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play

  6. chorus(verb)

    utter in unison

    "`yes,' the children chorused"

  7. choir, chorus(verb)

    sing in a choir

Wiktionary

  1. chorus(Noun)

    A group of singers and dancers in the religious festivals of ancient Greece

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  2. chorus(Noun)

    A group of people in a play or performance who recite together.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  3. chorus(Noun)

    A group of singers; singing group who perform together.

    The performance of the chorus was awe-inspiring and exhilarating.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  4. chorus(Noun)

    A repeated part of a song, also called the refrain.

    The catchiest part of most songs is the chorus.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  5. chorus(Noun)

    A setting or feature in electronic music that makes one voice sound like many.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  6. chorus(Noun)

    A group of people or animals who make sounds together

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  7. chorus(Noun)

    An actor who reads the opening and closing lines of a play.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  8. chorus(Verb)

    To echo a particular sentiment.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  9. chorus(Verb)

    To sing the chorus.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chorus(noun)

    a band of singers and dancers

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  2. Chorus(noun)

    a company of persons supposed to behold what passed in the acts of a tragedy, and to sing the sentiments which the events suggested in couplets or verses between the acts; also, that which was thus sung by the chorus

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  3. Chorus(noun)

    an interpreter in a dumb show or play

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  4. Chorus(noun)

    a company of singers singing in concert

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  5. Chorus(noun)

    a composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of voices

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  6. Chorus(noun)

    parts of a song or hymn recurring at intervals, as at the end of stanzas; also, a company of singers who join with the singer or choir in singer or choir in singing such parts

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  7. Chorus(noun)

    the simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration; as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  8. Chorus(verb)

    to sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

Freebase

  1. Chorus

    Chorus, Erasure's fifth proper studio album, was released by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. in 1991. This album was the last to end Erasure's classic period.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chorus

    kō′rus, n. a band of singers and dancers, esp. in the Greek plays: a company of singers: that which is sung by a chorus: the combination of several voices in one simultaneous utterance: the part of a song in which the company join the singer.—adj. Choreograph′ic.—ns. Choreog′raphy, Chorog′raphy, the notation of dancing.—adj. Chō′ric.—ns. Chō′rist, Chor′ister, a member of a choir. [L.,—Gr. choros, dance.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chorus

    in the ancient drama a group of persons introduced on the stage representing witnesses of what is being acted, and giving expression to their thoughts and feelings regarding it; originally a band of singers and dancers on festive occasions, in connection particularly with the Bacchus worship.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chorus' in Nouns Frequency: #2878

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How to say chorus in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chorus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chorus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of chorus in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    No one has ever achieved anything significant without a chorus of critics standing on the sideline saying why it can't be done, nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic.

  2. Abraham Lincoln:

    We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    It's important for me to be back in New York with all of you, because I wanted to have a chance to lend my voice to the growing chorus of people who know that the next mayor will be somebody that cares about them and is committed to moving this great city forward.

  4. Lawrence Glazer:

    There has been a growing chorus among investors who want these firms to speak up. With Wellington speaking up, it is going to put pressure on the others to do the same.

  5. John Schlossberg:

    Whether Irish or Chinese, Jewish, Japanese or Latino, our newest neighbors have all too often been greeted by a chorus of ignorance.

Images & Illustrations of chorus

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